Leeds Linked With Premier League Goalkeeper – Here’s Why It Would Be Win-Win For All Involved

Reverse your mind back to 2008 when Heurelho Gomes arrived in the Premier League with Tottenham. The Brazilian goalkeeper had previously been one of the most solid shot-stoppers on the European stage and was the first choice for Dutch side PSV, so when he came into White Hart Lane Spurs fans were, on the whole, looking forward to him securing his spot. How wrong could they have been.

After a host of sloppy mistakes and poor performances Gomes was out on his ear as soon as the north London outfit snapped up Brad Freidel.

Then, when Spurs signed Hugo Lloris, Freidel dropped to second choice and Gomes was shipped out on loan to German side Hoffenheim, but now that he’s back as third choice it looks as though he is ready to be offloaded again.

The Daily Mail are saying that he could drop to the Championship and play the rest of the season on loan to Leeds, and for me it is a win-win for all parties.

Leeds get an experienced keeper to come in and challenge Paddy Kenny while Gomes himself can rejuvenate his career ahead of the summer World Cup in his homeland. Tottenham also win as it saves him from rotting in the background.

He’s no slouch – the £7.8 million Spurs spent on him and the fact that he was Hoffenheim captain while on loan proves that, and I hope he gets his career back on track.